Bakushuan Otsuka in Otsuka, Tokyo

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Bakushuan Otsuka The Bottom Line Bakushuan Otsuka may have a cosy, at-home atmosphere that is relaxing but the high prices, along with the table charge meant that what could be the saviour of craft beer in a quiet area of Tokyo has left itself wanting. The prices are towards the higher end in Tokyo, the 400yen table charge, and the …

Ushitora in Shimokitazawa, Tokyo

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Ushitora The Bottom Line If you’re trying to find Ushitora Brewing’s beers on tap for the cheapest prices, then Ushitora comes highly recommended. However, for other breweries’ beers, then be prepared to pay a pretty penny for them, even by the usual Tokyo standards. Thankfully there aren’t any extra charges as tax is included and there isn’t a table charge either to …

Hitsuji in Noge, Yokohama

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Hitsuji The Bottom Line Hitsuji had so much going for it – nice setting and a great atmosphere but with the table charge and the additional tax that are added on at the end left a bitter taste in my mouth. From having a reasonable price for a beer to then ¥1,326 just to have a single beer means I won’t …

McGuffin in Bashamichi, Yokohama

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McGuffin The Bottom Line We’re never negative at BeerTengoku without a reason but with McGuffin it’s impossible to be anything but negative about the place. Three times I’ve tried to get in: 1) The bar was closed even though people were drinking insider; 2) the bar had run out of draft beer; and 3) I finally realised that it was a …

Jingle Beer & Dining in Yokohama, Kanagawa

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Jingle Beer & Dining The Bottom Line While I wanted to like Jingle Beer & Dining, the fact that it is fully smoking and a table charge of ¥432 per person means it’s an overall thumbs down for this place. While the beer list is to be commended as there were some different beers on there, what was supposed to be a …

Roti’s House Harvestmoon in Urayasu, Chiba

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Roti’s House Harvestmoon One Paragraph Review If you want to try the Harvestmoon range of beers on tap, then there is no better place than at the source, so combine the Disneyland day with a few craft beers. However, and there is always a however, it’s not really worth the trip if you have to come a long way. The beers …

Closed: Craft Beer Kitchen Jiyugaoka in Jiyugaoka, Tokyo

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Editor’s Note: Craft Beer Kitchen Jiyugaoka has closed. This review has been kept up for posterity’s sake. Craft Beer Kitchen Jiyugaoka One Paragraph Review If you want some cheap midday beers and only if you’re in the area, Craft Beer Kitchen Jiyugaoka is a reasonable choice, though make sure you’ve eaten beforehand. The beers weren’t served in the best condition I …

Takadanobaba Bakushu Kobo in Takadanobaba, Tokyo

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Takadanobaba Bakushu Kobo One Paragraph Review If you haven’t been to one of the Bakushu Kobos before as they’ve been “too far” then Takadanobaba Bakushu Kobo is the best choice out of the bunch. It doesn’t offer the best beers though they are cheap and at least this one isn’t decked out in wood and hessian sacks across the place. Like …

Tap Stand Craft Beer in Shinjuku, Tokyo

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Tap Stand Craft Beer One Paragraph Review It’s hard to recommend Tap Stand Craft Beer unless you have a rich benefactor behind you. With its perfect location near JR Shinjuku station comes with a hefty price, it’s expensive for everything: beer, food, and everything else in between but at least tax is included in the price. However, there is a ¥300 …

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YYG Brewery and Beer Kitchen in Yoyogi, Tokyo

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YYG Brewery and Beer Kitchen One Paragraph YYG Brewery and Beer Kitchen is definitely a work in progress and a much needed review is needed. While it’s in a good location, the lack of any real decent beer at a good price is disappointing. While it’s nice to see some more brewpubs coming through, this one was a major disappointment …